Animal Research Ethics

Before conducting research that involves animals, you must receive approval from the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). This includes:

  • Physical and mental whole animal testing
  • Use of animal biospecimens

Starting research before you have ethics approval may constitute research misconduct.  Notre Dame uses the services of Murdoch University's AEC.
Contact the Research Ethics Officer for more information.

Notre Dame Policy & Procedure

National and State based legislation

NHMRC: Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018)
NHMRC: Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (2013)
WA: Animal Welfare Act (2002)
NSW: Animal Research Act (1985) (specific to NSW)
VIC: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1986) – Part 3
VIC: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations (2008) – Part 4